Discovery Farms Program
For over 12 years, UW-Discovery Farms has worked with Wisconsin farmers to identify the water quality impacts of different farming systems and settings around the state. The program conducts on-farm research to identify practices with environmental impacts and works with producers to implement practices to reduce losses. UW-Discovery Farms takes a real-world approach to finding the most economical solutions to agriculture’s environmental challenges. Current projects include: on-farm monitoring in Janesville, WI; a Nitrogen Use Efficiency Network; and the Discovery Watershed Project in Jersey Valley and Dry Run. Current educational materials are available on topics related to runoff, manure management, tillage, and leachate.